The Egyptian army destroys two cross-border tunnels
منذ 2 سنهMay 21, 2017, 8:59 pm بلغ
The Egyptian army has destroyed two cross-border tunnels linking Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to the blockaded Gaza Strip, a military spokesman said Saturday.
In a statement, Army Colonel Tamer al-Rifai said that two tunnels that have been used for "human trafficking and smuggling" were demolished by the Egyptian army on the North Sinai border.
Al-Rifai added that they seized 20 fuel cans, and ten sacks of welding wire that are used for making explosive materials.
Egyptian army forces have destroyed a total of 27 cross-border tunnels along border with Gaza since January. Reeling from a decade-long blockade by Israel, the Gaza Strip’s roughly 2 million inhabitants have come to rely on a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels to import basic commodities, including food, fuel and medicine.World Bulletin News